Jamal Murray’s continuation in Saturday’s matchup against the Bulls is in doubt due to a hamstring injury.
This uncertainty arises after he was expected to play despite a quadriceps injury, highlighting that he’s not at full fitness.
During the game against Bulls, their star point guard, Jamal Murray, had to make a trip to the locker room due to an injury.
Jamal Murray headed to locker room limping..
— NBArepublic.com (@nba_republic) November 5, 2023
The Nuggets organization has now officially stated that Jamal Murray won’t be returning to continue the game.
Jamal will not return to tonight’s game. https://t.co/kxyF7LLbQa
— Denver Nuggets (@nuggets) November 5, 2023
Murray had been on the court for all of the team’s first six games and came into this particular evening with an average of 18.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. His shooting percentages were 43.6% from the field and 43.8% from beyond the arc.
The Nuggets have an impressive record of 5 wins and 1 loss in their initial six games, most recently securing a victory against the Dallas Mavericks on their home turf with a score of 125-114 on Friday.
In that game, Murray played for 39 minutes, contributing 18 points, two rebounds, 13 assists, and one steal, shooting 5/15 from the field and 2/6 from three-point range.
Murray, now in his seventh NBA season, all with the Nuggets, is coming off a year where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.0 steal per game, with shooting percentages of 45.4% from the field and 39.8% from beyond the arc across 65 games.
Should Murray remain sidelined, Reggie Jackson is likely to see an increase in playing time.